Pollution

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Air Quality Orange Alert Issued For Pittsburgh

Elderly people and anyone with respiratory issues are advised to stay indoors this weekend because of poor air quality.

06/22/2013

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W. Va. Uses Sewer-Sniffing Dogs To Help Fight Pollution

One West Virginia community has found a valuable new use for a low-tech tool: A dog’s nose is sniffing out the source of sewage-system leaks fouling local waterways.

06/06/2013

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Generational Child Abuse By Pollution

Chris Moore was joined by the Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at UCLA and former CDC Atlanta employee Richard Joseph Jackson on Sunday.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/14/2013

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Homeowners Found Polluting Could Have To Shell Out Thousands

The test is simple, but if you fail, it’ll cost you as much as $10,000 — potentially bankrupting many.

02/04/2013

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Group Sues Mining Company Over Pollution

A citizens’ group has sued a longwall mining company in southwestern Pennsylvania, claiming it is polluting key waterways – including at least one high-quality fishing stream – that feed the Monongahela River.

12/31/2012

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Ozone Aggravates Respiratory Problems

With all the hot weather this summer, 2012 has had 13 ozone action days so far – already more than last year’s nine days, seven in 2010 and six in 2009. Breathing ozone can trigger coughing, a scratchy throat, or worse, it can aggravate asthma and emphysema.

07/17/2012

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Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast For Tuesday

Tomorrow’s predicted heat could cause problems for certain groups of people and as a result, state environmental officials have called for an air quality action day for the Pittsburgh area.

07/02/2012

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DEP Announces Air Quality Action Day

The Department of Environmental Protection declared a code orange Air Quality Action day for Wednesday in the Pittsburgh area. This includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland Counties.

06/19/2012

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